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Thomas E. Weightman Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1199 students

 

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Posted July 27, 2014

My daughter was so excited to attend Weightman she never missed the bus The counselor was very caring and always available. We are so happy we decided on weightman the best decision I could have made for her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2014

I am a former student who graduated from TEWMS in the class of 2013-14. This school is unbelievably horrible. The bullying problem is terrible. i attended TEWMS 6-8 grade, and every single day of school i hated going because of the students rude humor. i walked into the campus with my head down everyday because i got bullied so much. the staff does absolutley NOTHING about it. they claim they have a strict bullying policy but they dont. Its not one student that bullies others, its multiple. theyre just rude and expect studnts to look and act a certain way to be accepted. those reviews about weightman being good is a joke, i would know being a student there for 3 years. weightman sucks and the bullying problem is tremendously bad. Teachers obviously choose favorite students and do not do anything about the annoying class clowns who disturb others from learning. Weightman has rules, but students break them all the time and they do nothing about it. Lots of problems of kids bringing weed to school. Dress code is DEFINITELY broken by students, girls show up to school in shorts and see-through shirts etc. just terrible. dont send your child here.


Posted December 14, 2013

This is a really great school. Being a first year gifted student in seventh grade, I really enjoy the overall result. The administration is friendly and school condition is good. Many of the teachers, especially the gifted teachers for 7/8, are really great. There's lots of sports programs that include basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, etc. Most students at the school are friendly and the CTE courses in 7/8 are good so far this year. The locker room (for boys) has showers that don't work, so make sure your child has deodorant, and I didn't like my elective for Music because it was a bit boring, but I think it's better this year with a new teacher that I like as I'm in band. The band program is great was a good instructor and the art program is okay, but the teacher is not liked by many students who attend, primarily sixth graders and sometimes 7/8 students. Overall, I highly recommend this school.


Posted September 20, 2013

This is an awesome school. They really care about the students and it shows in their classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

This school is amazing! Starting with the principle all the way down to the last employee. This is our son's third year and we are so please with how he has developed scholastically and socially. The gifted program is awesome, and unlike any other we have ever heard of. My son has been with the same core teachers for the whole three years at T.E. Weightman Middle school.. The teachers are tough and caring of our children while always striving to prepare them to their best abilities for high school and college. Mrs. A Rocks! and is top notch in our books, tough an nails,stern as a drill sergeant and caring as if our son was hers. My son has and always will have a great respect and love for Mrs. "A"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with this school. My daughter has advanced math and her writing class has helped her grow. She is on the honor roll every year and that is due to the teaching. The teachers are wonderful. If there is anything negative to say, it would be the students' behavior. You will find that being a negative in every school. Especially because they are teenagers. So overall, I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

My daughter is proud to call this her school. Starting with the staff, continuing on with the teachers, and ending with the students. No one is perfect but this still should get credit for my daughters progress. She is an honor student and loves this school. She gets along with everyone and she already talks about missing the school and the friends she's made there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

TEWMS is awesome. I mean everything is in our best interest. the teacher also try their best to help us succeed and get A's. I love it here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2009

This school is amazing. I really love all the teachers and staff there. They teach superbly. The Gifted Program is really advanced and clear to understand. Go Ms A, Ms T, and Mr A! =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

the teachers are good but they need to teach the kids better thankyou -namastay
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

My son's accelerated math class and his challenging science class 'force' him to work and study. I love it! P.S. I noticed that TEWMS raised their FCAT Writes+ scores...and really beat lots of other counties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

I''ve had the opportunity to talk and fax people at this school.. I live out of town.. and they were so careful to protect information about my granddaughter.. Hats off to you.. Staff at Weightman Middle School.. for protecting the children there.. My inquirey was on the up and up. but you did your job well.. Children at this school must be blessed to have staff who take their safety and privacy seriously.. God Bless them.. thanks for protecting my granddaughter grade 7


Posted September 15, 2007

My son is in his second year at Weightman. I find the teachers to be skilled, approachable, and to genuinely care about a students education. Whenever I had a question or concern regarding any issue, the teachers have always been quick to communicate and willing to resolve the issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

This is an amazing school! I moved in the when it was Spring Break, but I really miss Weightman... Weightman was my favorite school, and all of the teachers are such great people! No other school is better, in my opinion of course. I just graduated, and I am in High School now, and I really do miss the outstanding life of Weightman life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2007

I went here for middle school just last year. Those years TEWMS had their population higher then some high schools. Now with JLMS and WRHS the popualtion a[nd] bus issues should be over. Some great teachers, some not so great. Fights were rare, but still hapen. Sports program is hands down best in the county. 13 football championships in 17 years (I played football) cheerleaders won nationals twice, basketball team normaly goes undefeated, vollyball and soccer are ok. track is great as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2007

No after school program at all. Teachers seem to dislike their jobs and the children. There seems to be a lack of control at the school in areas of major concern. Testing results innacurate regarding student level of accomplishments. Requested student counseling was not available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2006

TEWMS is a great school. They have about ten or so clubs you can join that are during the day and you miss class and you have to make up the work you missed. I think that the teachers are very nice to everyone. If your in gifted than you get to choose more clubs to be in after school. 6th grade has the choice of Band or the Wheel. The Wheel has 4 things on it: Music, PE, Choir,and Art. You get 1 every quarter. Here at TEWMS the learning level is tremendous. It is a 5 star school. I don't really know the parent level involvement yet because I haven't been going to this school for very long. This is the best school ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2006

school is overcrowed. many new teachers. shortage of school buses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

I have had my child go to this school for 5 months now and she has not seemed to have learned anything. We are from up north and the curriculum is not challenging her at all. There is no homework sent home and the 2 week holiday was too long and too empty for a sixth grader. the school is nice looking but the content is not what I was looking for. It seems to be that way state wide There are no activities availabe to participate in until she goes into 7th grade. That's a whole year out without conditioning or training. I do as much as I can with the shcool, whenever posssible but there really isn't that much that goes on during the evening
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

I loved Weightman! It was the best school I've ever went to, and I've been to quite a few schools. I was challeged in the Gifted Program. I had great teachers. I just love it! It definitly deserves an 'A'!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

418 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

419 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

420 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

415 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

332 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 54%
Hispanic 24%
Black 13%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 142%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%63%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. BRANDON S BRACCIALE
Fax number
  • (813) 794-0291

Resources

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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30649 Wells Road
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